Union Rep Embezzled To Feed Opioid Addiction, Atty Says

By Alison Noon (December 1, 2017, 2:01 PM EST) -- A longtime organizer of Boston's service industry union pled guilty on Friday to embezzling more than $170,000 over five years to satisfy what his attorney called a "raging" addiction to opioid pills.

Former Unite Here Local 26 Financial Secretary-Treasurer Henry Clay Green Sr. was prescribed oxycodone, a potent and widely abused pain medication, after a surgery and became hooked, attorney J. W. Carney Jr. said.

"He just became addicted to it and embezzled the funds to support his drug habit," Green's attorney said.

At the time, Green was second in command of the union that represents more than 7,000 waitstaff, maids,...

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